2006 Kongsgaard - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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IWC 92   WA 89+   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Good medium ruby-red. Brooding aromas of black fruits, licorice, tar and fresh herbs; a bit less harmonious on the nose than the young 2006. Then dense and lush on the palate, with a nicely restrained sweetness to the flavors of black fruits, minerals and iodine. This is clearly less ripe than the 2007 but nonetheless boasts very good stuffing and length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89+

Notes of crushed rocks, spring flowers, black raspberries, and currants emerge from the austere, tannic, medium to full-bodied, tough-textured 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. It seems like a long distance runner, but I am not sure it will ever have the complexity, charm, or joy of either the 2005 or 2007.

Drink Dates: 2011-2026
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: dfn76
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/08/2012

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

320 bottles owned by 126 collectors.

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About This Producer


Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Low yielding vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines which are high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety.

The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a rocky hilltop in southern Napa Valley which has belonged to the Kongsgaard family since the 1920s. In addition to these family acres, they direct the farming under long-term contract on another seven acres in Carneros and three acres near St. Helena. The winery, on the eastern rim of Napa Valley, is a cave drilled into the volcanic rock. Production is limited to what they can make with their own hands.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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